Dieting and vacation

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    Jan 04, 2013 12:12 AM GMT
    What do you guys think? It just crossed my mind, would you guys splurge or still be on a strict diet?

    I went on a one week cruise and did a strict diet.. It was miserable..
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    Jan 04, 2013 3:11 AM GMT
    The word "diet" is just the word "die" with the letter "t" at the end of it.

    Either make nutrition part of your life, or learn to enjoy being fat.
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    Jan 04, 2013 4:06 AM GMT
    On vacation, I eat EVERYTHING
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    Jan 04, 2013 5:30 AM GMT
    I recently lost a lot of weight with a strict diet and returning to the gym. Since Christmas, I decided to enjoy myself, with the holiday, my birthday and the new year. I ate pretty crappy and drank alcohol because it's a special time of year.. Figured I must have put on a few pounds and was scared to get on the scale. To my surprise, I still lost a pound since Christmas. I guess if you're consistent in eating right and exercising, a one-week break isn't going to hurt you much. So, I'd advise, enjoy yourself.
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    Jan 04, 2013 5:33 AM GMT
    I usually end up eating a lot less while on vacation. I'm constantly on the go and I don't have a fridge or a food packed kitchen in hotel rooms. I'm also usually on a tight budget while traveling so I make additional cost saving efforts, usually on food while eating out.
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    Jan 04, 2013 5:39 AM GMT
    compromise. Save a meal or two where you will have what ever you want to have, healthy or not. Also be sure to work out some time to exercise on vacation, helps make the eating the not so healthy foods not so bad.
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    Jan 04, 2013 5:59 AM GMT
    I'm dieting for a contest right now, and I went to visit my family for Christmas. My mom was heartbroken that she couldn't cook for me, but I was proud of myself for sticking to it 100%. When you have a goal you do what you have to do to make it happen.
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    Jan 04, 2013 7:31 AM GMT
    Whenever I'm on vacation I'm usually with people who don't eat nearly as much as I do. Vacations feel like a scenic death marches with good company.
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    Jan 04, 2013 7:33 AM GMT
    at the start of my holiday i declared that my "future six pack" is also on leave. this leave ends on monday morning
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    Jan 04, 2013 8:13 AM GMT
    either you like it or you don't, dieting isn't just for a few weeks, it's a lifestyle, one bad meal won't make you fat, just like one good meal won't make you leaner.
    don't be afraid to indulge but control it...

    SF79 what show are you doing?
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    Jan 04, 2013 8:22 AM GMT
    I know I can never be perfect when I travel but I do always try and do my best.

    Always have breakfast, sometimes it's good to bring your own oats, as some hotels won't have them and it will save you money and time. You can always easily purchase milk if you have a fridge in your room, if not skim milk powder would suffice.

    Protein intake is important to maintain muscle mass as am at risk of losing it when traveling and not gyming. I bring protein powder, nuts and tins of tuna.

    Basically choose healthy options when eating out, I always try to have my main meal at lunch (cheaper that way too) and just something light at night. Stock up on snacks and carry them with you as you are travelling around during the day.

    I always take my multi-vitamins and fish oils also as if there is anything you would be at risk of nutrient deficiencies it's when you are travelling.
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    Jan 04, 2013 8:26 AM GMT
    SpikeyAidan saidsometimes it's good to bring your own oats, as some hotels won't have them and it will save you money and time. You can always easily purchase milk if you have a fridge in your room, if not skim milk powder would suffice.

    Protein intake is important to maintain muscle mass as am at risk of losing it when traveling and not gyming. I bring protein powder, nuts and tins of tuna.




    This vacation sounds horribly depressing if I'm lugging around cans of tuna and consuming powdered milk with my packed oats icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 04, 2013 9:09 AM GMT
    SpikeyAidan said
    I bring protein powder, nuts and tins of tuna.


    I do this too. Though I find that the tuna in the foil pouches travels better, and I can get a low-sodium variety. I make up mixes of my protein powder for pre- and post-workout shakes and pack those. I bring bags of nuts mainly because it can be difficult to find unsalted nuts in an unfamiliar area.

    These are mainly for supplemental calories. I find that while on vacation my problem is eating enough- I'm used to seven small meals spaced out and sometimes it's tough to keep up my calorie intake when I'm on the go. Hence all the nuts- very calorie dense.

    If I have a fridge where I'm staying I'll buy yogurt and fresh veggies to have in the room. And if I have a coffee maker I'll get instant oatmeal and use the coffee maker to heat the water for it.

    Yes, I'll splurge a bit while on vacay. But I like to hit the beach in my best shape possible, and I'm not blowing it eating junk just because I'm not at home.
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    Jan 04, 2013 12:07 PM GMT
    Dieting shouldn't be a chore. Eating healthy is a mindset, vacation or otherwise. Once you start getting into the groove of things and incorporating different food groups in your meal, it becomes (as someone already mentioned) a lifestyle. You can indulge, but it doesn't mean you have to neglect eating a healthy diet along the way.

    For the last month, I've been on vacation. While in Thailand, I found myself eating a lot, but it doesn't mean eating a lot of bad foods. Because I had habits of eating my green, fruits and lean meat, I didn't have to think twice about passing up the deep fried sea food when I know I can get better quality, leaner, healthier option for about the same price.

    I'm a foodie and I'd rather savour the very delicious cuisines available while on vacation knowing I'm eating local fresh produce and ingredients, than eating anything I could get in fast food restaurants or cheescake factories icon_lol.gif.

    When it comes down to performance eating, definitely grab tins of tuna. Oats or cereal should be enough for breakfast. I also bring some almonds and dark chocolate whenever I need some sweet cravings.
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:13 AM GMT
    im currently on vaca, and struggling..... sighicon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 15, 2013 1:23 AM GMT
    you are on vacation...eat and drink what you want. One week will not kill you. Come back and watch what you eat the week you come back. You will be fine

    why be miserable on your vacaton..enjoy
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    Jan 15, 2013 5:40 AM GMT
    I'd be in better shape after a weeklong cruise - access to a convenient gym and all-you-can-eat-24/7 healthy choices like seafood, meats, fruits and salads - I'd be sleeping a third more, training twice as long and hard and eating three times as much!